Thursday, June 28, 2018

Black Bear info for Town Residents

Information sent to the Selectmen's Office by:
Mac Schmalz, Bear Specialist USDA
APHIS Wildlife Services
59 Chennell Drive, Suite 7, Concord, NH 03301 - (603) 223-7786

Our office (USDA Wildlife Services) works closely with the NH Fish and Game Department to mitigate human-bear conflicts throughout the state. We are reaching out to towns in NH in the hopes that we can get some information about black bears and mitigating bear concerns on town website and Facebook pages.

Prime black bear habitat includes deciduous forests (oaks, maple, beech etc.), wetlands, and riparian (along rivers) zones. The natural areas surrounding your town provide very good habitat for black bears. Many human-bear conflicts arise when bears frequent properties to access food attractants that are found around homes. The most common attractants are birdfeeders, unsecured garbage, and compost piles which include food scraps. Livestock, such as chickens and pigs, can also attract bears when not properly protected. Electric fencing is the most effective way to protect livestock. In most cases removing the attractant the bear(s) are utilizing eliminates the bear problem. It is also helpful to harass bears with noise, such as banging pots and pans, or using compressed air horns to scare them away.

Helpful links:
https://wildlife.state.nh.us/wildlife/bears/index.html 
https://wildlife.state.nh.us/wildlife/bears/faqs.html 
http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/wildlife/profiles/black-bear.html
http://wildlifehelp.org/animals/new-hampshire 
Bears and unprotected chickens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89tVkq0R-wQ
Why you should not keep your bird feeder up past April 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3SFCRFKR8w 
Example of a bear-proof dumpster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JXbDPQ0d-U
Example of a non-bear-proof dumpster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKjpaoHqwZA 

Thank you for your consideration.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

2018 Market Day - Saturday, August 4

Market Day
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Wentworth Common, 9-2
Featuring: bouncy house, music, booths, the Fire Department food fest, a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Friends of Wentworth Parks and Recreation, and duck races starting at 1 pm.



Download this flyer (94 KB PDF)
(Updated August 2, 2018)


Selectmen's Meeting for 6/19/18

Reminder:  The Selectmen's Meeting will be held at 5:00 pm due to Wentworth Elementary School's 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony.  Thank You.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Transfer Station Ramp Bids Reopened

The Board of Selectmen opened (1) bid for the Ramp at the Transfer Station.  It was refused as it did not meet the required minimum bid of acceptance, which was $700.  Selectman, Pete made a motion and seconded by Doug and approved to re-open the bid for the ramp (for the 2nd time) with the required bid of $400. or more.  The bids will be opened on the Evening of June 26th.  If you have any questions on a sealed bid process, please call the Selectmen's Office for more information.  Thank you!


Sunday, June 3, 2018

ChangeDetection is now Visualping

If you normally track updates made to the Wentworth website using ChangeDetection.com you have probably received an e-mail stating the ChangeDetection is now part of Visualping.

ChangeDetection used to just track text changes made to the website.  Visualping allows you to track textual and visual parts of the page (like just the Recent Updates section on the Wentworth home page), and more.   There is still a free option which allows users to perform 62 free checks each month (i.e. one page twice per day or several websites checked once per week) as well as paid options for greater customization as listed on their website.

The Track Website Updates section now shows Visualping's new widget and the Track Website Updates page now shows this new information.

For more information about Visualping, visit their website at visualping.io.

Disclaimer: Visualping.io is a third-party tool not in any way affiliated with the Town of Wentworth.  The Town of Wentworth is not liable for any changes or updates made by Visualping.